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Over Rs 3 Lakh fine collected, 10 Shops closed, 5 licences of rations shops cancelled for black marketing: Sushanta


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: August 03. The food and civil supply minister Sushanta Chowdhury today said that his department has collected over Rs 3 lakh as fine money while around licence has been cancelled from 5 ration shops and closed 10 shops for black marketing and creating hoarding.

In the press conference, the Food Minister said that for the past three months, the Food Department has been conducting raids to prevent black marketing in various markets and fair price shops in the state.

“A total of 184 markets have been raided so far. As a result, a total fine of Rs 2.26 lakh has been collected and show cause notices have been issued to 58 traders while 10 shops have been temporarily closed”, he said.

The Minister said that besides, 1,789 fair price shops were also raided.

“Out of this, 277 fair price shops were served show cause notices. Licenses of 5 fair price shops have been cancelled and a total fine of Rs 1.4 lakh has been collected. Any kind of artificial crisis and black market will be tackle with firm hands. The state has sufficient stock of daily necessities like rice, wheat, sugar, petrol, diesel etc”, he said.

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